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The area approximately east of NorthOakland Avenue is served by a combined sewer system. Geographically, approximately 1/2 of the Village of Shorewood is served by a combined sewer system. North Oakland Avenue is the approximate line dividing the sewer service areas of the Village (see a map (PDF)).
A combined sewer overflow (CSO) refers to a discharge of partially treated or untreated waste water prior to treatment. CSO's generally occur in response to wet-weather events.
Combined sewer overflows occur far less frequently than they did in the past. For information regarding improvements Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has made to the regional collection system in an attempt to reduce overflows, please access their resource.
Any amount of water removed from the system during wet-weather events helps. The disconnection of downspouts and the installation of rain barrels minimize the impact of rainwater on the combined sewer system. Learn more about using rain barrels and where to purchase them.
Read about Shorewood's recent successful partnership with Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) to encourage residents to disconnect downspouts and install rain barrels and rain gardens.
Shorewood officers are not dispatched from the Shorewood Police Station. We share a consolidated dispatch center with all North Shore Communities based in the Village of Bayside.
In an emergency situation where time is critical, you should always dial 911. If you need the police to respond to your home or any other location for a non-emergency call or minor situation, you should call the dispatch center at 414-351-9900. If you want to speak with a Shorewood officer by phone, have a question or concern, or need night parking permission, you should call our station directly at 414-847-2610. All officers have voice mail and you are welcome to leave a message if you cannot speak with a particular officer at the time of your call.
Calling the wrong number can delay police response.
Yes, parking citations can be paid online by going to www.dspayments.com/shorewood . You'll need to know the parking citation number and/or your license plate number. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards are accepted. There is a $2.95 fee per citation.
Parking citations can also be paid over the phone by calling 866-449-7574. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards are accepted. There is a $2.95 fee per citation.
As always, parking citations can be paid in person at the Shorewood Police Department lobby. You can pay with a credit card, check, or with cash. Parking citations can be paid by check or money order via U.S. Mail. (Please do not send cash through the mail.)
Yes. Shorewood has an ordinance which prohibits parking on any street within the village between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., from Monday through Friday mornings. (Overnight parking regulations are not in effect on Federal Holidays.)
Overnight permits are $2.00 per night and must be purchased ONLINE ONLY. For more information and to purchase an overnight parking permit, CLICK HERE
Permits for overnight parking in municipal parking lots can be purchased at the village hall and are valid for an entire month. Be advised that some streets, such as Oakland Avenue, have the following alternate side parking restrictions:
Payment of traffic tickets which were issued by the Shorewood Police Department can be made by mail with a personal check (payable to the Shorewood Police Department), or they can be paid in person at the: Shorewood Police Station 4047 N Wilson Dr. Shorewood, WI 53211
Cash, personal checks, money orders, or credit cards (MasterCard and Visa) are accepted at the window. We can only accept payment for citations issued by Shorewood Police Officers, not other agencies. Shorewood parking citations can be paid at the Police Department lobby OR they can be paid online or by phone. To pay online, go to www.dspayments.com/shorewood . (MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted with a $2.95 fee) To pay parking citations by phone, call 866-449-7574 with your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card. There is also a $2.95 fee for this service. If you pay online or by phone, you'll need your citation and/or license plate number.
Failure to pay a traffic citation or appear in court can result in a warrant being issued for your arrest as well as a suspension of your driver's license. If you feel you cannot afford a citation or you feel that you are not guilty of a certain offense, simply appear in court. Please do not ever ignore a citation. Citations do not resolve themselves and not addressed can cause many more issues for you in the future.
If you received a parking citation on a vehicle owned or driven by you, you have 2 options. You can pay the citation or make arrangements to contest the citation in Municipal Court.
Forfeitures on parking citations nearly double if the citation is not paid within 10 days of issuance. If a citation remains unpaid after 60 days, the registration of the violating vehicle becomes suspended and the forfeiture of the original citation increases again. When a vehicle's registration is suspended, it cannot be legally driven. In addition, a vehicle that has a suspended registration cannot be sold or transferred, nor can annual registration be renewed until the parking citation(s) are paid in full.
If you wish to contest a parking citation received in Shorewood, you must contact the Shorewood Police Department at 414-847-2610, and sign up for court. Please have the citation number available as well as the license plate number of the violating vehicle. You will be given a date and time to report to Municipal Court which is held once per month.
If you need to get fingerprinted in order to get a teaching or a bartender's license, or for any other reason with the exception of immigration reasons, you may get fingerprinted at the Shorewood Police Department. However, this service is only available to Shorewood residents and those who are not from Shorewood but need prints for a position in Shorewood.
There is a $12 fee for fingerprinting.
It depends upon what and how loud the noise is. Shorewood has a noise ordinance which prohibits certain unreasonable noises (e.g., loud music, yelling or shouting, loud machinery or equipment, etc). If your neighbors are simply sitting in their backyard having a conversation and you can hear this because your windows are open, this would not be a violation of the ordinance. However, if your neighbors are playing loud music, yelling, screaming, or being disorderly, it may constitute a violation of the ordinance and police should be notified.
In addition, getting to know your neighbors and working together can keep problems from happening as well as solve an existing problems.
The recycling center at the Shorewood Department of Public Works accepts plastics numbered 1-7, cardboard, newspaper, glass, office paper, books, magazines and used motor oil between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the Saturdays when the compactor is open. Access additional information in the Recycling in Shorew/DocumentCenter/View/7609ood Brochure (PDF).